I've been awarded the Blogging Star Award from my wonderful friend Sandee at Comedy Plus! Sandee received the award from Sanni at Coffee2Go who was awarded the honor by the creator herself, Barb from over at SkittlesPlace.
After reading Sandee's post I followed the star to Coffee2Go, and then to Skittles Place. In order to give the creator credit, but also so she can follow the stars herself. Here is an excerpt and link to her first post:
"I've made up my own award called Blogging Star!"
This award is for bloggers who shine their light throughout the Blogoshere. Some do it with humor, others with creativity, and others with their kind and thoughtful natures. We all know more than a few of them so why not give them some recognition?
Sandee at Comedy Plus is one of the first recipients of this award, which is for the bloggers "who shine their light throughout the blogoshere" as Barb so creatively put it.
When I first saw the image of the Blogging Star award, I naturally thought celebrity.
Probably because the word "star" has become synonymous with celebrity, even if it doesn't have anything to do with being a celebrity.
Celebrities are not stars, they are celebrities, and not even close to those miraculous beings of light that grow, live, inspire, teach, shine, and die in much the same way as the humans we give the same name. I 'm honored Sandee thought of me when giving out her awards, and I thought of her too, since her star does shine so brightly. As do the rest of the bloggers I have posted along with my acceptance speech today.
It’s truly amazing how close we feel to the friends we communicate with through posts, comments, and e-mails. Which brings me to something I’ve wanted to say since the beginning of this post. I was so excited about getting this award, I left a silly remark in Sandee's comments. I noticed it later when I read the words back to myself, and it just didn’t sound like me.
By the way thank goodness, I’m running the show here, since the music would be playing if I were at the academy awards!
Anyway, when I accepted this award from Sandee, I put something dumb like "Thank you, Sandee, I can't wait to give this award to all my "celebrity" friends”. Then, I realized that this wonderful award meant something so much more meaningful.
It's hard for me to leave a comment, because I’m a self- diagnosed impulse writer! I'm in my own recovery program and most of the time have a handle on things, but yesterday I was tired and not working my program.
Impulse writing is a name I made up for writing quick notes, like the notes my mother used to write and post all over the house. It’s sort of like emotional writing or really quick letter writing. The quick scribble in a fury people write when they’re angry, or in a hurry, or on their way out the door. However, with me it usually means getting too deep or emotional in letters, or in quick notes of inspiration, such as cards intended for family members. However as you can see, it is also happening now since I've been blogging. I think this is because I 'm beginning to care about my blogging friends, so I impulsively write something quickly, since I'm feeling rather than thinking.
After you’ve written something on paper or in cyber space, it could be forever, so one does have to be careful. I was so excited that Sandee gave me this award, I impulsively said something that (now for sure) everyone will read as long as… well, forever!
Impulse writing is a lot like impulse shopping (which I cannot stand either) since you don’t think about what you’re writing until after it’s written, and then you see you’ve made a mistake. It’s a given, that’s why the stores love impulse buyers, and the web loves impulse writers! Impulse writing creates readers, just as if impulse shopping creates shoppers, just as this post is more of the same thing…..oh…. .
Well, time for a meeting!
Impulse writing especially on the internet, is not very smart, for one thing, you aren't required to write a complete thought...well for that matter …you do not even have to write a complete sentence!
It is scary to think what it must be like for writers who have trouble staying on topic when writing a post. I mean can you imagine if I had a problem staying on topic, how much worse it would be…
In addition, I’m sorry…oh….well here are the blogs that are my stars in the blogosphere!Starting with the most recent since they could use some link love,
Blue Ribbon Bloggers
Santa' Community Blog
What was God Thinking
Positive Communication Blog
Eat Your Maths
It's a Whimsical World
Kissing The Dogwood
Monday Morning Power
She Walks In Beauty
Nonense, fun,tears,happiness,anger,all rolled into one!
First Time Dad
Thanks to you all, have a happy day, and remember to eat your vegetables! :)